Tungatt Mirring | Stone Country | Half Day or Full Day Tour
The tour starts at the Lake Condah (Tae Rak) Aquaculture Centre. Here you will be met by your Gunditjmara cultural guide and transferred to Budj Bim National Park.
Budj Bim is a Gunditjmara name for Mount Eccles, an inactive volcano located within the Western Victorian Volcanic Plains. The Gunditjmara call the area 'Tungatt Mirring' or Stone Country. Here you will enjoy a guided cultural walk with key features of Interest including:
- Lake Surprise
- Lava tunnels
- Wildlife including extensive koala population
After Budj Bim, travel to Kurtonitj in the centre of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape for morning tea. Kurtonitj (meaning 'crossing place') has historical stone kooyang (eel) traps and stone channels, stone house sites and eel smoking trees. Your guide will show you these sites, as well as an area of lava flow featuring two weirs and a dam associated with trapping and holding kooyang.
Afteryour visit to Kurtonitj, return to the Lake Condah Aquaculture Centre & Café for 1-hour lunch break.
- The Half Day Tour ends at the Aquaculture Centre at around 1pm.
After lunch, full day tour participants take a guided cultural walk of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) and the surrounding wetlands. Your guide will take you to the southern and eastern sides of the lake for a cultural talk and a look at the:
- Extensive range of stone aquaculture sites
- Stone walls
- Birdlife and other wildlife
The tour finishes back at the Lake Condah (Tae Rak) Aquaculture Centre & Cafe at approx 4pm.
Tour Fee Includes:
Gunditjmara Aboriginal guide, transport, activities, access fees. Full day tour includes a light lunch. A kooyang (eel) tasting plate can be ordered for an additional cost.
Did you know?
Kurtonitj (meaning 'crossing place') is sacred to the Gunditjmara people with enormous cultural, archaeological and environmental significance.